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Gender and Equity Specialist Job in Nigeria

Interview date on 28th November 2011 at the ESSPIN office in Abuja
Social Development Direct are currently recruiting for a Gender and Equity Specialist for the Education Sector Support in Nigeria programme. The two year salaried post will be based in Abuja, Nigeria and candidates must have the right to live and work in Nigeria. This is a new position designed to support the ESSPIN team in its work with State governments to improve the quality of education in Nigeria. The Gender and Equity Task Specialist will be responsible for leading ESSPIN’s work on gender and equity and improving education outcomes for girls and other children currently excluded from school. The focus of the programme is on working with government and civil society organisations to transform the way in which education is delivered in Nigeria. The successful applicant will have a masters level qualification in gender or social development, have at least 5 years experience of working in Nigeria or the region on gender and women and girls empowerment, preferably within the education sector and at policy level. They will be a strong team player and have excellent influencing and negotiating skills.
Applicants should send their CV together with a covering letter to Closing date: November 8th 2011. Start date: Dec 2011.

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